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How Long For Ulcer To Heal
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
Ulcers: How long it takes an ulcer to heal depends on whether the underlying factors which caused it are improved. Ulcers could heal in as little as a week, but if, for example, H pylori is still present or if the patient is taking NSAIDs, or if they are not put on any medicines to heal the ulcer, it could take much longer. Hope that helps. ...Read more
How long do stomach ulcers take to heal. On medication but still very sore pain in my stomach when I eat?
Depends.: it depends on many factors, including the initial size of the ulcer, what medicine you're taking to heal it, whether H pylori is present, and what caused the ulcer in the first place. In general, however, if you're not starting to see some relief within 7 to 10 days of starting medication for a proven ulcer, I would call your doctor back. Good luck. ...Read more
Size important: Pressure sores usually occur in debilitated patients. To get them to heal one needs to keep them clean with frequent dressing changes, improve nutrition, and keep the pressure that caused them off the area. They usually take a long time to heal, and often require surgery. ...Read more
Wound care. : Diabetic ulcers will generally heal if you offload the area (decrease direct pressure with an insert, or a wheelchair), have your doctor trim the callus and dead tissue away on a regular basis, and if the ulcer is infected, you may need oral or IV antibiotics, depending on the severity of the infection. Depending on the size of the ulcer, it may take weeks to months for it to close! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth sores: Canker sores also called aphthous ulcers usually take 7-10 days to heal completely. Other sores can take less or more. Any sore or lesion lasting longer than 2 weeks should be seen to confirm diagnosis and make sure it's not something serious that requires treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: it depends on many factors, most importantly what was causing the gastritis or ulcer in the first place. It also depends on medications, the presence or absence of Helicobacter pylori, and the the size and severity of the initial problem. If you are still having problems, I would talk to your doctor again. Good luck. ...Read more
treat the cause: The question is, what caused the cellulitis and more, which came first? Cellulitis is an inflammation of the skin but finding the cause is most important. If you did not have a fever or elevated white count, then infection is very unlikely. A more common cause of your condition would be due to pain disease. Get to a wound care center for the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Venous disease: A great and common question that is asked. We cannot tell without additional information and seeing how each patient responds to our treatments and modalities. There are so many intervening factors (other diseases, infection, acceptance of recommendations, etc.) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Approximately how long does it take a venous ulcer to heal whilst using a multi-layered compression bandage?
Depends: Healing depends on the size, depth, and underlying cause of the ulcer. Most small ulcers can be closed in days to a few weeks. Large ulcers may require much longer. It is very important to have the underlying source of venous pressure (often varicose veins) treated to potentially speed healing and (more importantly) to be help prevent the ulcer from reappearing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Few days-wk: If it is a traumatic ulcer from direct trauma 2 the cornea and not infective, i would add tobramycin/stearoid oint and patch over nite. Then tobra/stearoid 4-5x/day. Oint and patch @ nite. Continue untill gone, stop patch when feels good but oint @ nite. B sure to have opthalmology look at it before rx his/her rx may be different than mine. ...Read more
Where is ulcer?: Turns out you can get ulcers in many places: cornea, skin & stomach/esophagus. So you'll need to chat w/doc who diagnosed you & hopefully gave you some treatment. Antibiotics might be used for your eye. Relieving pressure is imperative for pressure ulcers of skin. We use H2 blockers & proton pump inhibitors to lower stomach acidity in attempt to treat peptic ulcers. Pain won't go until treat cause ...Read more
Usually rapidly: Corneal ulcer, an infected spot on the cornea, is treated with antibiotics which penetrate directly into the infected spot. Response is rapid and most heal by 2-4 days. However, if the ulcer is near the center (fixation) there may be long term changes in the vision. Ask your ophthalmologist what you prognosis is for this possibility. ...Read more
Can eating 1 grapefruit a day for whole 3weeks make the ulcer on lower labial frenum take longer time to heal? because it's been there 3weeks not heal
Treated, 6-8 wks...: Without treatment, can be 4-6 months or more, sometimes never... With effective treatment by a vein specialist, usually 6-8 weeks... Its the most severe form of venous disease, highly advise see a vein specialist experienced in treating ulcers asap ! ...Read more
Is it normal for an ulcer to last longer than two weeks on the lower labial frenulum? Because I keep eating spicy food and grapefruit how do I heal it
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